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Finnish Somali League is running a variety of projects that helps finnish somalis integrate better in the finnish society and helps them to find employment and to educate.

Anti Marginalization -project 2014-2015

Anti-Marginalization project is carried out in the Helsinki capitol region and two other Finnish cities of Oulu, and Vaasa from May to December of  2014. The experiment consists of four different types of activities: low threshold get-together events, education and employment counselling events for youth and women, talent contest  and media workshops for Somali youth.

The project spreads the Neighbourhood café model of low threshold get-together events to new cities with a purpose of promoting more everyday interaction between the local Finns and Somali newcomers, with a hope that it grows into regular activity. Special attention is paid to immigrant women, who often lack social networks outside their homes.

Somali food course.

The Finnish Somali League will encourage and facilitate its local member organizations to network with local partners in the public, private and third sectors.  In addition to everyday interaction between people the project focuses on immigrant youth and women by offering counselling on secondary education and employment in co-operation with expert partners from the labour administration and educational institutions. The youth are also encouraged to take part in talent contests and join workshops, where the use of blogging and social media is introduced and taught by experts. The purpose is to enable the Somali youth to take action, advocate their own causes in new methods and become more visible as active members of society. The objective is also to get private sector more involved and find sponsors for activities of the immigrant youth in the future.

The project was supported by the Open Society Foundation.


SOKE -project 2012-2014

Soke project aimed at the capacity of Somali NGOs in Finland strengthening, in particular supporting the integration and exclusion in preventive work. Soke encouraged and helped Somali networking with local authorities and the majority population associations.

The project developed and strengthened The Finnish Association of Somali capacity to act as an umbrella organization in its field. At the same time activities of the Association of Finnish non-governmental organization rooted operation practices and conditions.

In 2013-2014 the project focused on strengthening regional networks, especially in Finland Somali across the country. Soke organized trainings, counseling and a variety of co-operation meetings with the needs of the organizations. Network of active Finnish Somali organizations are involved in more than 30 associations.

The project was supported by the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA).


SORA -project 2016-2018

The project aims to improve the position of young people, through education, employment, and by offering meaningful leisure activities for young people. Through the project, we want to offer young people opportunities to find their own place and path in a multicultural society.

In 2016, within the framework of the project were organized seminars and workshops for young people. At the end of 2017 began regular leisure-time activities for young people as well as carried out in the Erasmus + Exchange in Hungary.

The project was supported by the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA).


Ready to work! -project 2017

Finnish Somali Association carried out during the 2017 Ready to work! The Ministry of Employment and the project with the assistance of the Ministry of Economic Development.

The project was designed to support the employment and integration by training representatives from various organizations to provide työllistymistyöpajoja residents of the Organization for the operating range of working age immigrants. The project provided support in their own language, in particular to support the needy and newly arrived immigrant from Somalia to Finland, but also improved the Somali other employment opportunities.


Paikka Auki -project from 2014 to 2017

STEA-funded project Paikka Auki to promote particular, the prospects are difficult to employ and inactive young people to enter the workforce and to strengthen the capacity of young people for working life. Place open -avustusohjelman target groups are children under 30 years of age, difficult to find employment or without work experience in young people.  

Finnish Somali union has been a year long contract office assistants general interest positions Association. Location Closed project through association is arranged mm. counseling services and youth activities.

The project was supported by the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA).